The Yankees' defense didn't help him that much, though -- and one of the only bright spots was that Yangervis Solarte kept hitting, with two more doubles.
Ivan the Terrible: Nova pitched poorly, making it through just 3 ⅔ innings. He gave up seven runs (all earned) on 10 hits. Nova wasn't helped by his defense, so the line is a little worse than maybe it should have been. Still, it was an awful start for Nova. It was the type of outing that has caused him to vacation at Triple-A Scranton the past few summers.
Hey, he's going to turn 40 soon: The first inning may not have been as ugly if Derek Jeter had a bit more range. After a Nick Markakis single, Delmon Young hit what could have been a double-play ball on the shortstop side of second. A diving Jeter could not stop the ball, and the Orioles had first and third.
Taken deep: After a sac fly to center, Nova had no one to blame but himself when Adam Jones nailed a two-run homer.
The Yankees have given up first-inning runs in six of their eight games. They were down three runs before coming to the plate Tuesday. That's a large reason they are a .500 team so far (4-4).
Run back: In the bottom of the first, the Yankees scored with two outs because Jacoby Ellsbury is very fast. After he singled with two outs, Ellsbury sped around from first and scored easily on Carlos Beltran's double into the left-field corner.
Started at the bottom: Through the first four innings, the Orioles' Nos. 7-8-9 hitters were 6-for-6.
Yankee killer: Young was 3-for-6 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored.
Never Nervous Yangervis: Solarte had two more doubles. He is hitting a cool .458 so far.
Nuno knocked around: With the Yankees' bullpen depleted, Vidal Nuno had to eat some innings for the team after he failed to keep the game close. He entered with the Yankees down just 7-4.
His final line was 3 ⅓ innings and seven earned runs.
Announced attendance: 35,864. It is the first time since 2003 that the Yankees haven't announced a crowd of at least 40,000 for the second home game of a season.
It's been a long time: The last time the Yankees gave up this many runs at home against the Orioles was June 5, 1989, when they lost 16-3. Andy Hawkins allowed 10 unearned runs.
What's next? Masahiro Tanaka will make his stadium debut Wednesday.